Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sentimental Christmas Stuff

My Grandmother has been gone for over 2 years now and this season makes me miss her that much more. 

It's funny, or sad, how when you have a child you think about how important your older generations are and you appreciate them that much more.  My Grandmother would have loved my daughter and it pains me to think that they'll never get to meet on earth. 

Olivia is named after my Grandmother for goodness sake.  My Grandmother died in August 2009 and when I found out I was pregnant in January 2010, my husband and I just knew that if we were having a girl, her name would be Olivia.  Anyhow, I digress.

So, my uncle lives in the house my Grandmother owned and since she passed away I haven't been there, nor do I want to visit because I'm perfectly content remembering her house exactly how she had it. 

When she passed, my mother and uncle went through her stuff and did what they wanted with it.  I dont exactly know what they did with it, I never asked.  It's too upsetting for me to think that they threw stuff away. 

Well, with the approaching Christmas season, there are a few things that I want that used to belong to my Grandma, her Manger and the small Christmas tree she used to set up in her bay window.  I specifically want them for Olivia.

I remember as my Grandmother got older she wasnt able to decorate herself, but those two things were so important to her so I'd go to her house and make sure to put them in their respective places.  (Although for some reason I cant remember where we set up the Manger)

I wanted to ask my uncle for them but wasnt sure how to go about it.  I'd be crushed if he said that he'd thrown them away and I couldnt prepare myself for that.  So, what does any good daughter do, make her Mother call.  So, my mother did just that, and thank God he still had them and he's happy to let me have them.  So, Sunday he's going to bring them over (since I cant bear to visit my Grandmother's old house)

I cant wait to set them up in Olivia's room and share pictures with my blogging friends!  This is something that's so important to me to have for Olivia.  Something from 3 generations older that meant so much to my Grandmother and so much to me.  I'm so glad that I get to pass them down to my daughter from my Grandmother.

Olivia is going to love them and I know that my Grandmother would have wanted her to have them. 



Laura said...

This is so sweet. Me and my grandmother (my dad's mom) were very very close as well. She passed away a few years ago before the munchkin was born. The munchkin's middle name is my grandmother's. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, and I was really nervous after we became pregnant again. My grandmother visited me in a dream (and it was so amazing!), and let me know that everything was going to be okay with my pregnancy. I never worried the entire time because I knew everything was going to alright. It makes me so sad that my daughter will never get to meet her on earth either.

Callie Nicole said...

Aw, that's sweet that you were able to get them for your daughter!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm looking forward to reading more of yours! :-)

Helene said...

That is incredibly sweet that you'll be able to have the manger and be able to pass it down to your daughter someday. And I'm sure she'll love hearing the stories and happy memories you have of your grandmother!

BTW, I noticed in your profile that you're in RI. When we were visiting family in Boston a few years ago, my husband and I took my oldest niece and nephew for a tour of those beautiful mansions in Newport. OMG, they were gorgeous!! I would love to move to the New England area but my husband is a CA boy at heart.

Courtney B said...

Oh yay! I'm so glad he still had them and that you get to have them now! What a sweet way to remember your grandma! She sounds like she was an amazing woman!

Happiness Is... said...

I tried to leave you a comment earlier but I don't think it showed up. Anyway, it said that I lost both of my grandmothers as well (in 2000 and 2007, one right after I graduated high school and the other right after I got married). I'd give anything to have them here to meet their precious great grandson. But I do feel like they are with me all the time. Peace to you this holiday season.